Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Nov 29, 2018
Adult film star's invite to campus gets a Wisconsin chancellor in trouble. Some see hypocrisy on the part of the state university system, which passed a lengthy free speech policy just last year. Does the system only care about some speech?

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May 17, 2017

Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy.

May 15, 2017

Critics of proposed legislation to ensure First Amendment rights at Wisconsin public universities say it could backfire and limit expression. Requirement for political neutrality alarms professors and administrators alike.

May 12, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action.

May 9, 2017

Professor calls diversity training workshop to which colleagues were invited a “waste,” setting off debate about inclusiveness and civility.

April 14, 2017

University of Central Florida reprimands a long-serving professor of art for allegedly demeaning a student.

March 29, 2017

AAUP report concludes that a professor at Community College of Aurora was likely fired for refusing to compromise on rigor in his courses as part of a "student success" initiative.

March 24, 2017

Director of McGill Institute for the Study of Canada steps down after publishing column critical of Quebec, and many raise questions about academic freedom.

March 22, 2017

As colleges debate what to do about shouting down of speakers, faculty panel at U of Chicago issues a report calling for "free speech deans on call," punishments in some cases and process for removing protesters from events.

March 21, 2017

Shouting down of a controversial speaker -- a professor who opposes the use of gender-neutral pronouns -- at McMaster University raises new concerns about academic freedom.

March 16, 2017

Ideological odd couple Robert George and Cornel West issue joint statement -- attracting thousands of signatures -- in wake of shouting down of a speaker at Middlebury.

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